Our Doctors

The Doctors at Dental Center of St. Simons

Dr. Dean Boyer


Dr. Boyer is a lifelong resident of St. Simons Island. He graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1994. He attended the Medical College of Georgia, where he graduated with a D.M.D in 1998. Dr. Boyer was one of four selected the following year to participate in MCG’s General Practice residency with an emphasis in dental implant surgery and restoration. In addition to this implant training, Dr. Boyer has completed the Georgia Maximus course, a 350 hour comprehensive implant training program in pursuit of his associate fellowship in the American Academy of Implant dentistry. Dr. Boyer spends his off time pursuing outdoor activities with his three children. They enjoy fishing, camping, “exploring”, and going to the beach. Dr. Boyer and his family attend the United Community Church.

Dr. Larry Daugherty


Dr. Daugherty grew up in Eastern Kentucky and graduated from Eastern Kentucky in 1980 and went on to receive his dental degree at the University Of Kentucky College Of Dentistry in 1984.

Dr. Daugherty was in practice for he in Sylvester, Ga for 30 years then moved to St. Simons to be closer to his kids and grandkids. He also practiced at St. Simons Smiles for 2 and ½ years and the joining the Dental Center of St. Simons in January 2018.

Dr. Daugherty’s skills include: Cosmetic/Veneers, Root Canals, Implants, Crowns and Bridges, Dentures and Sedation Dentistry

Dr. Daugherty has been married to his wife Gail Daugherty for 39 years.

Dr. Michael Erwin


Dr. Erwin is an anesthesiologist with over 10 years of experience. He graduated from the University of Tennessee and completed his residency at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Erwin has practiced in hospitals all across Southeast Georgia, providing both pediatric and adult anesthesia. He has called the Golden Isles home for 10 years and currently lives on St. Simons with his wife and children where he enjoys fishing in his free time.